Month: June 2012

An infographic to explain the future of . . . infographics!

The guy standing in the bottom right of this picture is Francesco Franchi, the Art Director of Italy’s much admired Il magazine. Fresh from his triumph at the SPD awards in New York City, Francesco was speaking last night at the EDO. Introduced by Mark Porter, this packed event took place inside the impossibly hip environs of Mother, […]

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People McConaughy Wedding cover

People is the biggest magazine in the world. Here are 5 ways it plans to stay that way

The celebrity news weekly market is as tough in the US as here in the UK, but People still totally dominates it. It’s the world’s biggest magazine, over 2 million subs and another million on newsstand, or thereabouts. They’re really going for it at the moment, with one wedding or baby shoot exclusive after another. […]

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PPA cover of the year 2012

Why did Sport magazine win the PPA Cover of The Year 2012?

Sport magazine picked up Cover of The Year at last night’s PPA awards in London, with this haunting portrait of Paul Gascoigne, taken by Jon Enoch. But as Roy Greenslade asked earlier this week in The Guardian, how do you judge a cover by a cover? As he suggested, is it really is a case of […]

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Professor Green calligraphy for Nuts magazine

Professor Green, Nuts magazine, Flipboard and our total addiction to mobile phones

Here is a terrific calligraphy project from Jacksonalves of Brazil, commissioned by of all people, Nuts magazine. Jackson has posted all stages of the work, but also a fine video showing how he mixes the best of old and new calligraphy tools. As this commission shows, Simon Freeborough and Barney Hammond design Nuts with with real skill and flair. […]

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Facebook engagement drops 35%

Facebook engagement levels are down by 35%. Stick that in your inbox and smoke it!

Here is a super-simple infographic that popped into my inbox last week from Furthr, a new content marketing agency set up by Andy Pemberton. Andy is a former Editor of Q Magazine and a regular contributor to top titles both here and in the US. With Richard Scott supplying the design, that makes for a pretty powerful […]

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New Yorker cartoon all about Twitter

This just in: Esquire’s Warhol cover, Travel & Leisure’s redesign and making money out of mobile

New Yorker cartoon by William Haefeli. If you fancy it as an art print, the New Yorker’s cartoon’s are all available here. The Atlantic interviews the ‘legendary’ George Lois on how he created the iconic Andy Warhol soup can cover for Esquire back in the 60s. Great story. Pentagram’s Luke Hayman redesigns Travel & Leisure magazine. […]

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Stern Euros and and iphone

Europe’s financial crisis solved! All you need is love, and the latest issue of Stern

Here is the latest issue of Stern, which I bought over the weekend in a Berlin U-Bahn station. The cover story (Rescue The Love) is all about couples therapy, which seems both urgent and appropriate given the way Germany and France are behaving toward each other right now. And even more so given that Berlin […]

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